Halfway through the month of September the rebates and incentives on brand new cars and trucks continue to flow in a steady stream. This week's list begins with the 2012 Ford Mustang GT muscle coupe, which features the choice between zero percent financing or $3,000 in cash back. Next up is the 2012 Buick Enclave full-size SUV and its offer of 0.0% purchase financing or $2,000 in cash rebates, followed by the 2012 Lincoln Navigator full-size SUV which can be had with 0.0% financing plus $1,000 or a sizable $4,000 in total cash back. The 2012 Hyundai Genesis full-size premium sedan is listed with a zero percent financing plus $1,000 in factory cash back, while the 2012 Kia Optima mid-size family sedan provides 0.9% financing plus $500 in cash back.
Make sure to check back with us next week when we bring you another roundup focused on the best bargains and deals to be had on new cars and new trucks.
The 2012 Ford Mustang GT is a compact coupe that features styling that is reminiscent of the 60s-era edition of the popular muscle car. The Ford Mustang GT provides some of the best bang-for-the-buck when it comes to all-around performance thanks to the availability of a number of track-ready options such as Brembo brakes, high performance tires, aggressive axle ratios, and a unique stability control system.
The 2012 Ford Mustang GT is outfitted with a 412 horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine that is also capable of generating 390 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission is charged with handling the gear shifting duties, and the Mustang GT can leap to 60-mph from a standing start in less than five seconds. Fuel mileage for the quick coupe is listed at 18-mpg in stop and go driving and 25-mpg on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% plus $3,000 cash back on the 2012 Ford Mustang available until 10/01/2012.
2012 Buick Enclave
The 2012 Buick Enclave is a full-size crossover SUV that is aimed at those seeking a plush, fully-modern family vehicle. The Buick Enclave can handle up to eight passengers in total, and on top of its high end features and trim it also offers the ability to swallow up to 116 cubic feet of cargo space.
The 2012 Buick Enclave is motivated by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that has been tuned to provide 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is the only available gearbox with the Enclave, but all-wheel drive can be ordered as an option. Fuel mileage for the hefty crossover checks in at 17-mpg in city driving and 24-mpg during highway cruising.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% or $3,000 cash back on the 2012 Buick Enclave available until 10/31/2012.
2012 Lincoln Navigator
The 2012 Lincoln Navigator offers mammoth full-size SUV luxury that comes with plenty of road presence. The seven passenger Lincoln Navigator can also haul 104 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats out of the picture, and all Navigator models are available with a significant number of high tech features to coddle and entertain their occupants.
The 2012 Lincoln Navigator features a 5.4-liter V-8 under the hood. With 310 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque on tap, the Navigator's mill allows it to tow as much as 9,000 lbs. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, four-wheel drive is optional, and fuel mileage for the behemoth shows as 14-mpg around town and 20-mpg on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% plus $1,000 cash back or $4,000 total cash back on the 2012 Lincoln Navigator available until 10/01/2012.
2012 Hyundai Genesis
The 2012 Hyundai Genesis is a full-size sedan that proves opting for luxury doesn't mean having to pay an arm and a leg. The Hyundai Genesis comes with features that are comparable to its German and Japanese competitors while maintaining the focus on value that has been the Korean brand's calling card. It also provides ample interior room and a smooth, comfortable ride.
The 2012 Hyundai Genesis initially offers a 3.8-liter V-6 engine that provides 333 horsepower and 291 lb-ft of torque. Fuel mileage for this engine comes in at 19-mpg in city driving and 29-mpg on the highway. The Genesis is also available with a 4.6-liter V-8 (385 horses, 333 lb-ft of twist) and a 5.0-liter, eight-cylinder motor (429 horsepower, 376 lb-ft of torque). Each V-8 falls short of the six-cylinder in terms of fuel mileage, but all Genesis sedans feature an eight-speed automatic transmission.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% plus $1,000 cash back on the 2012 Hyundai Genesis available until 10/01/2012.
2012 Kia Optima
The 2012 Kia Optima is a stylish mid-size family sedan option that comes in at a much lower price than one might expect given its list of standard features and cutting edge design language. The Kia Optima can also be had with the UVO vehicle interface that offers voice control over its entertainment and navigation system.
The 2012 Kia Optima's base motor is a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder unit that delivers 200 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices for this engine include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic, and it returns fuel mileage numbers of 24-mpg in city driving and 34-mpg on the highway. A 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder spices things up with 274 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, but drops the six-speed automatic. Fuel economy remains impressive for the turbo motor (22-mpg city and 34-mpg highway).
There is a financing incentive of 0.9% plus $500 cash back on the 2012 Kia Optima available until 10/31/2012.